Bannister Gallery – spring 2010 preview

Student work from the Visual Communications Dept.
at Konkuk University.
The exhibition Graphics in Korea – on display from Jan. 19 to Feb. 11 – will present graduating class portfolios from the Visual Communications Department at Konkuk University in Choongju, Korea.

Communication graphics forms include posters, package designs, book designs, advertisements, and Web site designs, among others.

Sculptor Doug Bosch and printmaker Stephen Fisher present their sabbatical explorations from Feb. 18 to March 18. As faculty members, the two represent the RIC Art Department’s commitment to supporting contemporary visions and providing students with a professional view of the art-making process.

Doug Bosch, 'Catenaries with Red' (detail) 2009.
The exhibition serves to demonstrate that the artist can continue to explore a personal aesthetic while contributing to the larger discussion as a cultural communicator. Bosch will display work for his series "Catenary."

From March 25 to April 22, Bannister will present Abstraction In Providence: Mahler Ryder, Lloyd Martin, Ruth Dealy, Irene Lawrence, Donna Bruton.

Martin and Ryder employ strategies whose narrative is derived from a real world reference that considers a compositional blueprint as an underpinning. They eloquently express a cadence that is rhythmic, mathematical and ordered in context.

Ruth Dealy, 'Self Portrait – with Hand.'
Bruton, Dealy, and Lawrence create works that move in and out of depictions that connect with the “figure” in both a literal fashion and oftentimes with a metaphoric reference.

The Annual Student Exhibitions are opportunities for graduate (April 29 to May 6) and undergraduate (May 13-22) students to demonstrate their many talents in the various disciplines offered at RIC.

All the featured artists have worked under faculty members who challenge the students to create an art that explores original content while developing skills and techniques that will enable them to be informed in their studio practices.

Gallery hours during exhibits are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Exhibits and events are free and open to the public. Accessible to persons with disabilities. For information on event dates and exhibit opening receptions, check the website at or call (401) 456-9765.

See all the spring 2010 performing and fine arts events.